Kap believed that soccer was a powerful tool for global outreach, and
was excited about the possibilities for American soccer, as he states in
his article “State Department says ‘We need soccer here.’” The power of
soccer proved to be true in the case of Burma, which had tense relations
with the U.S. prior to the team’s visit.
After the Dallas Tornado played in Burma, the Burmese inquired about
sending their national team to tour the U.S., which is described in this
letter from Don Becker, Commissioner of the National Professional Soccer